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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 7:30 pm

St. Clair gave Union a bit of a scare, but the Lady ’Cats remained unbeaten on the softball season with a win Tuesday at St. Clair High School.

The Lady Bulldogs led 3-1 after one inning and the game was tied 3-3 after two innings until Union took control for a 12-3 victory.

“Offensively, we stranded quite a few runners early on, but then were able to put together a good fourth inning. Being more patient at the plate had a lot to do with it,” said Union Head Coach Bill Juengel. “Defensively, we had our moments, but were able to come away with the win. We’ve got some things to work on, which we will at practice.”

Union (8-0, 3-0) scored one run in the top of the first inning, two in the second, one in the third, six in the fourth and two in the sixth.

St. Clair (6-4, 2-2) scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the first inning.

“The girls came out fired up and played a great first inning,” said St. Clair Head Coach Rob Hauck. “As the game went on, our mistakes continued to catch up to us and we let things get more out of control than they should have been. Our goal has always been to minimize our mistakes and capitalize on the other team’s mistakes. Against Union, we did not stick to our game plan enough.”

Brooke Ruether pitched all seven innings for the win. She allowed three runs on six hits (St. Clair’s score book had eight hits) with one walk and nine strikeouts.

“After the first inning, Brooke pitched a pretty good game to hold St. Clair scoreless the rest of the way,” said Juengel. “St. Clair has a lineup of girls with some good batting averages.”

Anna Reed pitched the first three innings for St. Clair. She allowed 10 runs, five earned, on five hits with eight walks and one strikeout.

Tori Martin tossed the final four frames. She allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and one strikeout.

“We had too many errors and walks, and did not take advantage of the opportunities given to us,” Hauck said. “Union is a very solid team. We knew coming in that they would be a measuring stick for us to see where we fell, not only in conference, but in districts as well.”

Shelby Miller led Union’s 10 hit attack by going 3-4 at the plate with a double, walk and two RBIs.

Kayla Kelly added two hits (one triple), two runs and one RBI.

Sammy Wickes reached base four times with a hit and three walks. She also had one RBI.

Briana Lakebrink collected one hit (double), two walks, three runs and one RBI.

Megan Altemueller (double), Courtney Zweifel and Tori Fleming each had one hit. Zweifel added a walk and two RBIs. Altemueller had one walk, one RBI and one run.

Emily Kossmann walked and scored. Brooke Ruether had one RBI. Janna Ruether scored two runs.

Nicole Nardi and Reed both had two hits for St. Clair. Reed added one RBI and one run. Nardi scored one run.

Karissa Hoffman, Marissa Laubinger, Keighlee Grable and Martin each had one hit. Hoffman added one RBI and one run. Laubinger had one RBI. Alicia York drew a walk.

“As a team, we have learned a lot and continue to work toward playing our best softball at the end of the season,” Hauck said.

“Coach Hauck has his team going in the right direction,” Juengel said. “He has them playing with a lot of enthusiasm and effort.”

Union-Owensville

Union remained undefeated both in overall and in the league with an 8-5 win at Owensville Thursday.

Union scored four runs in the first and second innings. Owensville scored its five runs in the bottom of the second.

Kirsten Dierberg, Lakebrink and Zweifel each had two hits for Union.

Miller, Wickes, Altemueller, Kelly and Ruether posted one hit each.

Miller and Zweifel each scored twice. Lakebrink Wickes, Altemueller and Ruether scored one time each.

Dierberg drove in three while Lakebrink, Miller and Ruether had one RBI each.

Dierberg and Lakebrink doubled. Miller tripled.

Miller and Altemueller stole bases. Zweifel, Altemueller, Kelly and Ruether walked.

Sheena Carroll pitched 4.1 innings to get the win. She allowed four hits and one walk while striking out two.

Janna Ruether started the game and allowed six runs (five earned) over 2.2 innings. She allowed six hits and four walks while striking out one.

St. Clair-St. James

St. Clair lost Thursday at home to St. James in FRC action, 10-7.

The Lady Tigers scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning,

“Other than the fifth inning, we played really solid,” Hauck said. “In the fifth, we did exactly what we talk about not doing. We let things snowball into a nine-error inning. Almost everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong. We lost our thoughts and let things slip out of hand.”

Reed pitched the first five innings for St. Clair. She allowed eight unearned runs on seven hits with three walks and one strikeout.

Martin worked the final two frames. She allowed two runs on three hits with one walk.

Sarah Hinson (one double), Keighlee Grable, Reed (one double) and York (two doubles) each had two hits for St. Clair. Reed and York both added two RBIs. Grable scored two runs.

“It was a tough loss for our team, but our goal now is to bounce back and still play our best ball at the end of the year,” Hauck said. “We can still make a huge impact this season. I know we will come back stronger than ever.”

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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